By Robb Ellis

CHICAGO (CBS) — A highly mobile line of rain and snow continues to drift across Chicagoland. At times, heavy snow has been falling, but a flip back and forth to rain continues.

Temperatures for the most part have been above freezing, which has limited snow accumulation. However, snow will continue into the late evening.

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There is currently a Winter Weather Advisory for northern counties until 11 p.m.

The off-and-on mix of rain and snow for Chicago will end between 10 p.m. and midnight.

Along the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, accumulation is more likely as snow rates will be heavier, temperatures will be closer to freezing, and transitions to rain are less likely.

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Due to rain mixing in and melting due to temperatures above freezing, snow amounts will be lower than expected.

However, amounts around Chicago may reach 1 to 2 inches, especially in the northern suburbs. A dramatic increase in totals is expected to the north, with amounts over 4 inches possible.


Chicago O’Hare    0.4 inches
DeKalb    1.8 inches
Midway    0.2 inches
Elk Grove    0.7 inches

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The snowfall total for Chicago so far is 0.4 inches at O’Hare. While that doesn’t seem like a lot, it is the latest measurable snow at O’Hare since May 6, 1989.